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Parkway students score above state and national averages on ACT

ACT chart 10/30/2019 -- The numbers are in, and Parkway students for the graduating class of 2019 earned an average score of 23.4 on the ACT. The score is above state and national averages and is the highest average score for Parkway students since 2010.

Parkway students continue to exceed college readiness standards, as demonstrated with the release of the recent ACT results. Testing data was released on October 17 and Parkway students beat state and national averages. The ACT composite score for Parkway is 23.4, up from 23.0 in 2018. Parkway students continue to surpass the state and national averages which are 20.8 and 20.7 respectively.

The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned in school. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36.

Beginning in 2010, all juniors in Parkway began taking the ACT exam at no cost to students.  Parkway offers the test to everyone in an effort to assist high school students as they prepare for graduation and beyond.